Maidstone Club

Old Beach Lane,

East Hampton, New York 11937

  • Office

    +1 (631) 324 0510
  • Pro shop

    +1 (631) 324 5530
  • Fax

    +1 (631) 324 8821

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Duneland, links course. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Oceanside (Atlantic Ocean), lakeside (Hook Pond) and occasionally woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original layout by Willie Dunn; redesign by Willie Park Jr and his younger brother John "Jack" Park (1922); renovation by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2013).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the West course. Also at Maidstone Club is the nine-hole East course.






How to get there:

1 mi S of East Hampton, Long Island / 100 mi E of New York City (Times Square, Manhattan).

Maidstone Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1891

The Maidstone Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the greatest in the United States. The revered oceanside West course is kept company by the nine-hole East course, which travels inland on its out-and-back routing.

Whether playing directly oceanside at the par-3 8th, par-4 9th and par-3 14th, or "lakeside" (alongside Hook Pond) at most of the other holes, waterscapes are continually in view as you journey out-and-back around the West course's 18 holes. In true links fashion, most of the layout is treeless, while prolific bunkering and sandy waste areas are much in evidence.

This duneland/marshside links is another in Willie Park Jr's catalogue of highly-rated designs. It provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many excellent holes to enjoy ... none more so than the short par-3 4th. Here you tee-off from an island in the middle of Hook Pond, or from the other bank, which is 200 yards away. From either tee, just water lies between you and the green.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Long Island (East)


Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Caddies available.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

In 1922 Willie Park Jr and his younger brother John designed most of Maidstone's West course (holes 4 thru' 15), utilising a spectacular 80-acre plot of beachside duneland acquired by the club on the Gardiner Peninsula. Earlier, in 1895, the brothers had laid out a course (much of today's East course), which John had constructed in 1899.

The 1922 expansion resulted in the club having two 18-hole courses, but this was reduced to the current 27-hole layout by the hurricane of 1938.

Published ranking

West course:
New York state's 9th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA's 52nd best course (Golf Digest, 2023).
World's 50th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24).

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